Date: 24/7/2024 7:29

Diana Two Forty Reviews

Diana Two Forty Classic Air Rifle

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Rating 4.54.5 (38 reviews)

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Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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By Phillip from USA on 2017-01-17 20:55:58

Things I liked:

This is an excellent plinking rifle, it's lite and and very accurate. The trigger is great and the sights are quite nice.

Things I would have changed:

Nothing I would change. It's just a great shooting little rifle.

What others should know:

The build quality is very decent, not as nice as my HW30 but it's $130 cheaper. This is a great rifle for a youth or it's nice to put away the high powered break barrels somtimes and shoot a accurate light weight little rifle.

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By Mrs. Bunny from USA on 2019-07-22 18:03:49

Things I liked:

I especialy like that P.A. took it back! :)

Things I would have changed:

On the gun? Sorry folks at this price range, the Chinese are out-classing everyone! (I wish we could change that).

What others should know:

Rough! Very Rough! 2017 model. we knew this wasn't going to be perfect, But, what we received looked like everyone 1/2 baked it through the assembly line! The barrel seal was gouged out, and there was a large 1/2 moon burr that was gouging that seal on the piston side of the lock-up. My husband, and gunsmith, said he COULD fix it, but he couldn't find the appropriate parts. And no guarantees on the outcome. So after only 2 rds shot. I opted to return it. Thanks P.A! Conclusion- Spend more-Get more! ?? (maybe)??

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  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    beautiful gun real wood and steel , easy to cock , light and handy , decent accuracy out to 20 -25 yds once you find the pellet it likes

    Things I would have changed:

    trigger is tough , not adjustable , plastic

    What others should know:

    i have tried about 30 different pellets so far it likes jsb simply wadcutters and daisy pointed , both group around an inch for 5 shots at 20 yds , most others were 2 to 4 inches with some over 6

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    First off, this is a Diana "Two Forty" and not the German made 240 Classic. That being said, it's still an overall nice plinking rifle, it's easy to cock, has mid-range power and is quite smooth for a springer, which is great for just casual plinking. Accuracy is very good (I used both Crosman Pointed and H&N Excite Plinking wadcutters). Trigger is ok, nothing stellar to be sure, but better than the plastic Gamo triggers in my opinion. The automatic safety can be annoying at times, but it's probably not a bad thing to have for youth shooters, especially since there isn't a beartrap device (which does allow you to de-cock the rifle, which I like). The finish is nice as well, the bluing is well done and the stock it quite nice with good grain, the inner cutting is a bit rough, but it's ok in this price point.

    Things I would have changed:

    Pyramid Air should really update the listing and photos to make it clear that it's the Two Forty. Would also be nice if there were a "Two Forty Deluxe" version fitted with the T05 copied trigger that is used by the Ruger Air Hawk, as I suspect they are made by the same factory, I doubt it would happen... but a guy can dream.

    What others should know:

    It may not be a German made Diana, but all things considered, along with the $99.99-119.99 price point, I'm not complaining.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Love the stock and smoothness of the action. Great value for the price.

    Things I would have changed:

    Seems to be somewhat pellet picky so far.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accurate, nice sights, good quality wood used for stock, 11mm rail sharp and long enough, acceptable cocking pressure, OK trigger, weight good for a break barrel, easy to handle, good cheek weld, great price for a Diana, two-year warranty, reasonably quiet shooter. Some qualifiers, please read on ....

    Things I would have changed:

    Provide the trigger described in the manual and advertised. Very important to some of us. I have a love/hate (60-40) feeling on the automatic safety.

    What others should know:

    The trigger is OK. It is not the trigger advertised or listed in the manual. It is plain rounded metal with no safety like on the Chaser and Airbug. It is smooth with a subtle two-stage engagement and proper take-up, hardly noticeable. The sights are good, but the accuracy picked up a couple of level with a red dot installed. The BSA red dot I used only added 8 ounces to the gun's weight and is worth it. The cheek weld was perfect for me with the red dot. Cocking seemed a bit heavier than 20 pounds, but acceptable for teenagers and adults, not children. I would not pay $150 for this rifle, but $99 is a very good price. I'm happy I bought it all things considered. Pyramyd made it even better with a $10 Christmas bonus.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Beauty, brand, price, overall construction, cocking, sights

    Things I would have changed:

    Could use more power, even for target shooting. I would say this is a 10-20 yard gun with 8 grain pellets.

    What others should know:

    Accuracy was good but gun shot way left out of the box. I had to adjust sights way right to compensate. I ended up returning the gun. Something is faulty here.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I agree with the many reviews that state the quality of the wood and metal to be really nice for this price level. The sights are also nice. Accuracy I found to be consistent with those who were impressed with groups by the Two-Forty. Day one at ten yards I managed a 5 shot group the size of a quarter. Standing, leaning against a post, 105 degrees in the shade. All with old eyes that have to choose which image is clearer, the target or the sights. That was with H&N Field Target Trophy, 8.64grain pellets that came with in the bundle. If fall ever gets here I will test some wadcutters closer to 7.5 grains. I like the perfect holes in the paper.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing. I feel like the money was well spent. I'm happy I was able to find it in stock at Pyramid Air.

    What others should know:

    I have an R7. The Two-Forty is not an R7. If you are looking for a behind the office door pest gun, this is the one. If you need a rifle to teach your children firearm safety and shooting basics, this is the one. If you are looking for a rifle that shoots one hole groups consistently, this is not the one. THAT much fun is going to cost you!

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This gun is delightful. I use it for indoor shooting. I'm getting 485 fps with an 8.2 grain wadcutter - perfect for indoors. I had the RWS 34 at nearly twice the price and the quality of this gun is almost indiscernible. I'm getting better groupings than with my TR5 and the trigger is smoother as well. I put a 4x scope this gun but the iron sights were quite good for making consistent shots too. While its big brother needed a slanted scope mount to account for barrel droop, this one did not. It's easy to cock and a joy to shoot. It's much less work to shoot than a multi-pump pneumatic, which is what I like about break barrels, and much easier to load pellets into than the Daisy 880 class of multi pumps. Also, at the relatively low power level it does not smack you so hard as the big break barrels do when it shoots.

    Things I would have changed:

    I'm not a big guy and I find, like with the RWS 34, the distance from the pistol grip to the trigger is pretty far for small hands. It works for me but it's may not for some youth. The Air Venturi TR5 would be better for a small person, but I do find that gun quite a bit more difficult to operate.

    What others should know:

    So far this gun likes the Meisterkugeln 8.2 grain wadcutters.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Easy, easy cocking; accurate to a fare-the-well; lightweight; beautiful fit and finish; not picky about pellets; lots of power; in short, the ideal air gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This is a quality air rifle. However, after receiving it I decided I wanted to put a scope on it to I went back to your website and took advantage of the chat option. The person seemed very knowledgeable so I took his recommendation for the scope and mount to make sure I had a secure fit. I took the air rifle, scope and mount to the most reputable gun shop in the county where I always do business to have it mounted properly. They advised me that the mount would not fit (wrong size) and they used the mount that came with the scope. So much for your expert. It wasn't a lot of money but I was not happy after making a sizable investment in the air rifle and scope, plus the cost of having it mounted professionally.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I am absolutely impressed with the Diana 240 classic. I bought a reconditioned model and it is superb. Within about 15 shots or so I had it zeroed in with a scope. The trigger pull is really light. I don't know if it came like that originally or it had been adjusted before I bought it, but either way, it is very easy to shoot.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Cocking effort is none existant

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Nice little plinking break barrel fairly accurate benefits greatly from a good cleaning and relub

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I already owned a tuned/reduced velocity Diana 240 (https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=431071) that John-in-PA has set-up for his wife. However, John's wife preferred another rifle. Her loss became my gain. And I must say, I was very happy with my first 240. But, I wanted to try-out a full-velocity 240. My prior experiance with this little Diana has been nothing but positive.

    Things I would have changed:

    A shorter-stock commensurate-with its intended user - young shooters. I'm a small-man with proportionately short arms. My ideal length-of-pull is 13-3/8 inches. The LOP of the 240 is a bit longer at 13-1/2 inches. Anyway, the OEM LOP works OK for me. However, for youthful shooters ... the LOP is too long.

    What others should know:

    The 240 Diana is an adult-sized air rifle ... albeit, not a big gun at all. But, it ain't no little-rifle either. At its price-point, the Diana T05 trigger is very-much-better than one would expect from an entry-level air rifle. It is a very easy to cock and handle. It is a pleasant all-day plinker and informal target shooter.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Just about the best value going in a high quality youth air rifle, for an individual serious about making air gunning a hobby. If you want an accurate springer look no further. Beautiful wood stock. Spot on adjustable sights. 11 dovetail for mounting that optic of your choice. Adjustable T5 two stage trigger. Under 20lbs cocking effort. I am getting dime size groups at 20 yards with a 3-9X40 basic scope. Recoil is almost non existent, quiet and well protected fiber optic sight. At under $150 this is a little gem for backyard or indoor target practice. Oh and Canadian shooters at 585 fps, under that 600 fps so legal to own anyone of age.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a darn thing at the price!!

    What others should know:

    Can be a little pellet picky with skirt width. I find Crosman 7.4gr pointed pellets work great. Not for hunting maybe ratting or mice only.

  • Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    I especialy like that P.A. took it back! :)

    Things I would have changed:

    On the gun? Sorry folks at this price range, the Chinese are out-classing everyone! (I wish we could change that).

    What others should know:

    Rough! Very Rough! 2017 model. we knew this wasn't going to be perfect, But, what we received looked like everyone 1/2 baked it through the assembly line! The barrel seal was gouged out, and there was a large 1/2 moon burr that was gouging that seal on the piston side of the lock-up. My husband, and gunsmith, said he COULD fix it, but he couldn't find the appropriate parts. And no guarantees on the outcome. So after only 2 rds shot. I opted to return it. Thanks P.A! Conclusion- Spend more-Get more! ?? (maybe)??

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Bought this for my 10 year old daughter. Great gun. Size and weight is appropriate, with plenty of growing room. A little small for a large adult but very useable nonetheless. The cocking mechanism is light enough for her. I am very impressed with the accuracy right out of the box. At shorter ranges it can give my Dian 350 a run for it's money. Most important, she enjoys it,

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing. Even the fiber optic sites work well and are fun to use.

    What others should know:

    Great gun. Don't hesitate.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The Diana 240 is a fantastic German-crafted airgun at an awesome price. It feels like I am holding one of my .22 rimfires - wood and steel! I love the T05 trigger as well - very light. Definitely a step up from my pump/pneumatic airgun triggers. I did not rate the accuracy in terms of stars since this is my first springer and I am still working on the artillery hold as Tom Gaylord recommends. I CAN tell you that the pop can I shot at 10 meters was pretty much destroyed with my first 50 shots. I am excited to continue breaking in the barrel and working on my accuracy - I have a great feeling that it will be a an accurate shooter. Also, Kudos to Tom (B. B. Pelletier) for the great 5 part review of the Diana 240 on the Airgun Academy blog. When I am interested in a particular airgun, I first look to see if B. B. has reviewed it. Once again, he convinced me that this would be my "next airgun". I feel it is the perfect size and power for my backyard plinking and target shoot

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    If this is your first spring piston airgun, you may experience sharp percussive sound in your ear - on the side where your cheek is rested on the buttstock, as I did. I just use an ear plug on that side and all is good. Just an FYI...

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Fits my 11 year old granddaughter like a glove, she really likes the Diana's firing cycle, one quick snap and very little vibration. Nice finish on the metal work and stock, trigger perfect right out of the box.

    Things I would have changed:

    There is nothing I would change at the moment.

    What others should know:

    This is a very nice rifle for a young person or for an adult of small stature and yet a full size adult would have no difficulty shouldering it. Kills soda cans at 20 yards with ease, have yet to try for accuracy but with it's mild disposition I expect it to perform well.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    It's a nice little break barrel for $149, fairly accurate, light , looks nice.Worked out great for my basement shooting

    Things I would have changed:

    Mine came without a trigger adjustment screw, PA got me one within a week and it works fine

    What others should know:

    This is a lightweight lower power gun, for the money it is a quality piece.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The 240 Classes is very accurate, easy to handle, and absolutely reliable. I'm using it primarily to train my grandson and it is perfect!

    Things I would have changed:

    Basically nothing. Some texturing on the stock grip and forearm would make for better handling.

    What others should know:

    You will be pleased with this rifle.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    This is a fun,easy to cock and shoot air rifle. Nice quality.can shoot all day long as can your wife or kids. Accurate with excellent trigger

    Things I would have changed:

    Metal sights and trigger.would pay a little extra.

    What others should know:

    This gun is just as pleasing almost as my my HW 30

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